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Spokane County United Way:
A Great Time to Volunteer
Spokane County United Way is proud to partner with the City of Spokane and Empire Health Foundation to celebrate and encourage volunteerism during Spokane Gives week April 12-19.
United Way’s on-line portal, VolunteerSpokane.org, is the official site where organizations post projects and volunteers find the right match to fit their interests and schedules and track their volunteer hours.
This great resource is available to the community year round.
Spokane County Cradle to Career network
With the vision of “Every child cared for, confident and competent- from cradle to career,” the Spokane Cradle-to-Career Network (C2C) has been in the making for over a year now, with Spokane County United Way serving as the backbone entity. Cradle-to-Career is an effort that views education as a journey that is much more inclusive than just what happens in the classroom. Education as a lifelong journey that begins even before a child sets foot into the classroom and continues long past a cap and gown commencement.
This work is modeled upon similar networks springing up across the country modeled on the “Strive Partnership” in Cincinnati. Spokane Cradle-to-Career is supporting the effort of building a data-driven, results-oriented alignment of community resources towards the common goal of educational attainment for all our children. read more
United Way investments focus resources
The United Way Board of Directors recently approved $665,000 in new two-year funding for five local organizations and two community collaborations, and awarded two one- time capacity grants to support mentoring programs.
These new investments support United Way’s ongoing efforts to engage new partners, enhance community capacity and focus resources to support children and youth success from cradle to career. read complete story-
Tax Prep Update
104 volunteers from Gonzaga, EWU, Whitworth, AARP and VITA processed 728 tax returns and brought home $1,061,558!
Our core group of volunteers - Steve, Betty, Lynn, Don and Christine [pictured above] contributed 384 volunteer hours out of 1466.50!
Thank you to all volunteers!